Commitment Spotlight: Reed Interdonato


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

Today, We had the pleasure of catching up with 2021 RHP Reed Interdonato of Horizon High School. Interdonato recently made a commitment to the Monmouth University in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Interdonato was a standout on the mound at our 2021 Top Prospect games back in mid June. This high upside right-hander has been running is FB up into the low 90's recently with a solid sinker/ slider combination. Today, He took some time to answer some questions for us about his college recruiting experience.

Reed Interdonato

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Horizon
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: Scottsdale Firebirds
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(03/23/21)
85 - 89
FB
(06/23/20)
68 - 70
CB
(09/27/19)
77 - 78
CH
(03/23/21)
74 - 75
SL
(03/23/21)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
87 - 89
CH
77 - 78
SL
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 89
SL
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
68 - 70
CH
73 - 73
Trackman - Fastball
88.85
Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
84.54
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
2203
Spin Rate (max)
(06/23/20)
2099
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.85
Velo Range
85.13 - 87.69
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.54
Spin Rate (max)
2203
Spin Rate (avg)
2099
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
70.17
Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
68.25
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
2397
Spin Rate (max)
(06/23/20)
2361
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
70.17
Velo Range
68.85 - 70.09
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.25
Spin Rate (max)
2397
Spin Rate (avg)
2361
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

6/23/20

6-foot-3 195-pounds, tall body, long arm & legs, high waisted, some present strength & athleticism, looks as though he’s still maturing some. Tons of potential on the mound with easy effort. Pounded the strike zone. Threw from a lower slot with a short quick arm stroke. Good stability on the front side as he thrusts the trunk forward. Good separation in two-pitch mix. FB sat 85-89mph with sinking action at 2100rpm. Paired with a SL at 69-70 mph at 2361rpm. Strong upside as a pitching prospect that should be followed.


Videos

(6/23/20)

PBR: Why did you choose the school you did?
Interdonato: I chose Monmouth University first and foremost because they are a consistent competitive program. I really liked Coach Ehehalt and Coach Epstein and their ability to develop pitching.  I visited the campus in August and really liked it, they have a wide variety of majors and are good at balancing baseball and academics.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?
Interdonato: Holy Cross, Georgetown, and Bucknell, as well as some DII and DIII options

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?
Interdonato: I started by emailing them and other schools in the beginning of the summer and updated them with video of my tournament games and bullpens.  With Coronavirus it was impossible for them to see me live, but we were able to get to know each other by talking over the phone, texting and having Zoom calls.  They did get to see my remotely at the 2021 AZ PBR Top Prospect Showcase and at an event in Texas.  

PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?
Interdonato:  Yes, I feel relieved because I am now just focused on working out and getting better, as opposed to trying to keep coaches updated with fresh video every few of days.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?
Interdonato: The coaching staff made it clear that if I was willing to work that I would have an opportunity to contribute early in my career.  I also liked the balance between Academics and Athletics that Monmouth offers.

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?
Interdonato:   My club coach Dean Symancyk with the Scottsdale Firebirds has helped me develop since I was 10 years old.  Along with him, my pitching coach Jon Huzinga and my uncle Todd Interdonato helped me alot in the recruiting process.  My family helped me a bunch along the way, my Dad played a big part and filmed every pitch I threw over the past 4 months to compile video to send out.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?
Interdonato:  I was unsure of about what to expect during the recruiting process because of everything that was happening this summer with Coronavirus.  The process was difficult because the coaches could not see me play in person at any tournaments or showcases. I consistently sent out video every few days of the games I pitched in and bullpens I was throwing.  It really helped by having independent verifiable video from PBR and Rapsodo showing my velocity and spin rate.

PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?

 Interdonato: The staff at Monmouth expects me to come in my freshman year, work hard and compete for innings.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

  Interdonato: My best baseball memory is pitching and beating a top 10 team in the country in one of the first big tournaments I played in last summer.

PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?

 Interdonato: The best player I have competed against was probably Sam Hunt.

 

 

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